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Thai Medical College Exam Safe From 'Mission Impossible' Specs

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By    |   Tuesday, 10 May 2016 10:26 AM

A Thai medical college exam was supposed to be a snap for three cheaters wearing wireless "Mission Impossible" glasses, but an instructor got curious about their thick specs and now the three students will never be doctors or dentists.

The Thai newspaper Khaosod English reported the three paid 800,000 Thai baht, or $22,700, for the high tech glasses which they had planned to wear during the exam, according to Rangsit University rector Arthit Ourairat.

The glasses were fitted with cameras and a wireless transmitter that would feed the test questions to a "tutor," who would then send the answers back to the testing students on smartwatches they were wearing, according to Khaosod English.

The students arrived at the private school in Pathum Thani for an admissions test to the College of Medicine, and Faculties of Dental Medicine at the university, noted the Bangkok Post.

An instructor, though, questioned the students about the "unusually thick" glasses they were wearing and "discovered the scheme," noted Khaosod English.

Arthit posted pictures of the equipment on his Facebook page Sunday and announced that the entrance exam was canceled, according to Agence France-Presse. The students have been blacklisted from taking the test again.



"We want this to be known in public to make people aware that we must be careful, particularly for medical exams where there is high demand among students but not many vacancies," Arthit said.

One person on social media described the glasses as "like Hollywood or Mission Impossible," possibly referring to the glasses actor Tom Cruise wore in the climatic train scene at the end of the 1996 "Mission Impossible" movie.

AFP said Thailand has become one of the world's "treatment hubs" and that medical school positions to earn degrees are highly sought after.

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